It often seems to me that the times in my life when I should be really taking time to reflect, appreciate and capture memories, is when I do the least. As a result, there are big gaps in this chronicle. So here’s a little less space between
I live in Melbourne, Australia, with four crazy boys and one lovely and talented partner.
I spend much of my time running Collabforge, a firm specialising in collaboration design and innovation for government and the public sector. I launched Collabforge in 2007 after finishing a PhD that investigated mass collaborations like Wikipedia, to try to uncover their core design principles and collaboration practices.
Prior to my life as a collaboration designer and entrepreneur, I was a composer, performing musician and artist. You can find a small sampling of my music and sounds here.
Below you will find a blog I have been keeping up for the last ten years or so. It’s mostly focused on my general ponderings, family life, collaboration and music.
It’s hard to believe we’ll have a fourth child in less than two weeks. Having been so busy with Cedar, Lucas, Jasper and Collabforge (work), I fear Keri and #4 haven’t had the focus they deserve. I’m hoping for some headspace over the few weeks I’m planning
Never seem to have smoggy time to write a proper post - whatever that is. But whnever I look back, I'm always glad I did what I did. So here's the minimum requirements:
Today I took Cedar and Lucas to http://www.hackmelbourne.org for the first time. It was great. They had an opportunity to use Lego Mindstorms (programmable robot Legos) and got some wonderful support from the HackerSpace crew. If you have an inter...
My 5-and-three-quarter year old twin sons asked this question the other day. It's a challenging question to answer - I guess, yes they are, by way of the energy used and materials involved in the delivery platform. But then, if you charge with gre...
This was C&L's "first conference" - funny they even knew what a conference was! (clearly testiment to my work/life/balance :)
As my youngest son (19 months old) adopts the iPad with voracity, he is being introduced to a world of images - both of the world around him, and of himself. I can't help but wonder what the impact of this is - surely there is one,
Inspired by Grandma Sherry's birthday, here's a slew of photos and video - I'll let them do the talking.